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Junkers Ju 252 and ‘352: Replacing Aunty Ju

The successor to the famous Ju 52/3m trimotor was the Ju 252...

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Reinforcing the UK: USAF Cold War Fighter Deployments

From the late 1970s, the USAF’s Tactical Air Command developed detailed deployment plans...

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Cessna’s ‘Push-Me Pull-You’ Skymasters

The Cessna 336 and 337 combined twin-engine performance with...

RAF Chinooks pass flight hour milestone in Mali ops

British CH-47 Chinook HC5 heavy-lift tactical transport helicopters deployed in Mali, West Africa, have flown more than 2,000 operational flight hours in support of French-led counterinsurgency missions.

Ultimate 787 Updated

QualityWings has released Service Pack 3 (Version 1.3.0) for the Ultimate 787 Collection.

Doha Rolls Out Hi-Tech Helmets and Robots in COVID-19 Battle

Qatar’s Hamad International is implementing the latest technologies in an effort to optimise passenger and employee safety for post-COVID-19 travel. The airport plans to use robots and advanced thermal screening helmets as part of measures being introduced for when flying resumes.

Second loss at Eglin AFB this week, as F-35A crashes

A USAF-operated Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II multi-role stealth fighter – belonging to the 58th Fighter Squadron (FS) ‘Gorillas’ – has crashed upon landing at Eglin Air Force Base (AFB), Florida.

Leonardo M-345 gains Italian certification

Italy’s Directorate for Air Armaments and Airworthiness (DAAA, the Italian Ministry of Defence’s certification authority) has issued initial certification for Leonardo’s M-345 advanced jet training aircraft.

Rolls-Royce to Cut 9,000 Jobs

Engine manufacturer, Rolls-Royce has said it will cut at least 9,000 roles from its global workforce of 52,000 in a bid to reduce its cash expenditure amid a drop in demand for its civil aerospace engines and services caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

124th Fighter Wing A-10Cs deploy to Southwest Asia

Fairchild Republic A-10C Thunderbolt II close air support (CAS)/ground-attack aircraft – belonging to the Idaho Air National Guard’s (ANG’s) 124th Fighter Wing (FW) – have deployed to Southwest Asia to support combat operations.

Upcoming Events

Mid-Atlantic World War II Weekend 2020

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Reading, United States

An event which sees the gathering of historic aircraft, mainly warbirds, at Reading Regional Airport, Pennsylvania, returns on this years airshow calendar.

Scott AFB Airshow 2020

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Scott Air Force Base, United States

The Scott AFB Airshow is returning this year, giving visitors an insight into the work done by the US Air Force.

English Riveria (Torbay) Airshow 2020

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Paignton, United Kingdom

The Torbay (English Riveria) Airshow is returning for its fourth year, with organisers promising the show will be "bigger and better".

Selfridge ANGB Open House & Airshow 2020

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Harrison charter Township, United States

As a "thank you" to the local community of Detroit, Michigan, Selfridge ANGB will host an Open House & Airshow in 2020.